Studio B Portraits in Issaquah near Bellevue Washington » Fashion Inspired Senior Pictures - Modern Family Photography




    Seriously good looking…that’s obvious.  However given my background, maybe not too surprising right? I’ve photographed quite a few good looking fellas :-)  But Cody was a first for me. What’s not so apparent is that Mount Si Senior Cody is more talented in making a great senior picture than you would even know to look at him here.  (I asked Cody if I could share this btw)  Following a terrible car accident, his mouth is totally wired shut.  I mean NOT a little bit…the completely closed with metal and hardware variety.  The hard to talk, not going to smile, liquid diet kind of wired shut.  Alright I’ve articulated just exactly what we had here and I knew this prior to his session.  I was ready for the “let’s get it over with snap, snap we’re done session” but NO.  This kid walks in with a smile in his eyes and one of the best attitudes I’ve ever seen.  Truly impressive.  Heal  soon Cody and thanks for the awesome shoot!


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    If you are looking for awesome examples of “how to dress for family portraits“, look no further than the gorgeous Heck Family.  Mom Lisa got it right, literally from head to stink’in toe!  (Clearly I was so impressed with her choice of leopard shoes that they got their very own feature on this portrait blog:-)We had a perfect Fall day to photograph and I love the urban city backdrop for their ultra chic navy and plum ensembles for Mom, Dad and the girls. I have to smile every time I look at this sweet shot of Kendall here on the right as she hits her most amazing Super Model pose for the camera and in the top shot on the left do you notice that big sister Alexa is posing her foot just like Mom?  Adorable.

    • [...] Oh just let me count the ways that I adore the Heck Family — I’ve had the great joy to photograph this family of five on multiple occasions and it just gets better and better. First — I’ve got a kindred spirit in Mom Lisa who enjoys an awesome theme as much as I do  Several weeks ago, she sent me a Audrey Hepburn-esque,”Breakfast at Tiffany” inspiration photo that she thought would make a great photo shoot (gotta love Pinterest).  Of course I totally agreed and we both set about planning for a fabulous on-location shoot.  (She made these gorgeous dresses for her girls by the way) Back to the story…On the day of the family’s portrait session…enter Seattle heavy rain showers (cue the wah, wah buzzer)  NO Outside, BUT…No Worries — Plan B…Luckily, we have our gorgeous new 2012 holiday sets at the studio. So in walks the family looking as fabulous as can be but just in case you think that everything else went as planned — nope….I had to laugh when Mom tells me that her youngest (and might I mention spunky) daughter who had just left the hair salon promptly pulled out her up-do within minutes of exiting the premises because she didn’t like her Princess Bun.  Clearly none of it mattered — this shoot was fantastic and I could paper my portfolio in favorites from this photo shoot — what a ball! Oh and if you’re curious to see the family’s previous shoots here’s a link to both the newborn portrait session and outdoor family portrait session. [...]


    Might be cloudy outside but 8 mos old Ella Rose is just pure sunshine in her red and whited striped bikini!  This was one of four outfits that we photographed and Ella was happily all about tummy time during her entire session (funny, because as I remember…tummy time was the surest way to tick off my own girls when they were mini).   If Ella is looking familiar, you might remember her from her first photo shoot (we’re doing three Watch Me Grow Baby Love sessions this year). Here’s a link to her first shoot.




    Say it with me….AHHHHHH!  I mean really c’mon let’s just sit and stare at the oh so cute Beauparlant Family. Or should I say, newly expanded family!  Dawn and Dave welcomed their new addition and this baby just could not be any more delicious…unless you look at her while she’s playing with her big brother.  Off the charts…we did three wardrobe changes for Baby Dylan but it’s this Tutu that just gets me everytime!  (I know I give a lot of face time on this blog to our awesome High School Seniors but we honestly get the most photogenic families and it’s time for me to start showing the love so expect to see more family spotlights)  I love color and variety of the clothing choices… a modern mix of color and pattern on the kids with a perfect balance of a solid on Mom & Dad. I first photographed the Beauparlants a few years ago when they were rolling as a newly expanded party of three:-)…We did a wall series featuring these portraits in their home and these images from that session were some of my very favorite outdoor Fall images…I have one from that first shoot in our baby portrait gallery here



    Ava making Fall look good!!! This Bellevue High School 2012 Senior had me totally inspired with her comfy sweater and knit hat combination….I felt like we were channeling Urban Outfitters new 2011 Campaign (yesss, guilty…I get every catalog know to man and you can just guess which one I was thumbing through last night)  I love that we can make all of these amazing shots just few steps outside our Studio B doors…one minute we’re getting glam in the studio and the next we’re outside sitting next to an ugly shack (that incidentally photographs beautifully) making these gorgeous senior pictures.  What a fun job I have:-)Oh and speaking of studio shots, I also added one of Ava on our Facebook page here.